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food insecurity

April 09, 2022

Addressing housing in our communities

United Way is investing in affordable housing and homelessness supports.

October 16, 2020

A neighbourhood lens on food security

Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it. Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think.

August 28, 2019

Here's just how much poverty can hold kids back

Poverty has serious repercussions for people of all ages. But for kids, it has particularly devastating effects. An alarming 17 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty. In Toronto, the rate is even higher.

January 15, 2019

It's time to retire the "starving student" stereotype

Food insecurity is a real problem on Canadian campuses and it goes far deeper than this caricature lets on.